It's been a while since I last wrote a blog. I had a Buyer come in today who decided that the home that was offered on was simply not a good fit. I was actually relieved that the Buyer decided to let go of a home, altough beautiful, had a lot of deferred maintenance that was beyond the capacity of the Buyer to handle. There is no guarantee - even with an inspection that everything will come to light and so one has to understand the capacity of the Buyer to carry on after the fact.
One of the things that being a good match maker in real estate is making sure that at the end of the day that it is a good fit for everyone. The Buyer was so appreciative that their perspective was understood. She said to me - it's almost like you are a counselor as well as a realtor. It's true being a good realtor is more than just being able to put up pretty pictures on listings and have a large media presence. It takes a lot of time and experience to become familiar with the market to gain those skills and making sure that clients are happy at the end of the day. Realtors understand there is a lot of delayed gratification in this business. Someone I am working with this year may take a while to find the right home. Onward and upward - looking forward to continuing to find the perfect home for this Buyer.